New Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is returning to the White House for a televised appearance Monday with President Donald Trump less than a month before pivotal congressional elections. Kavanaugh was added to the list via the same process after Neil Gorsuch's confirmation, and attracted immediate support from orthodox members of the conservative legal establishment, where Roe v. Wade is nearly universally regarded as an abomination.
During a campaign rally in MS, the president mocked Ford for not remembering key details of the alleged attack, including the date and location of the party she says she and Kavanaugh attended 36 years ago. Kamala Harris turned up in politically important Ohio, where she reminded more than 1,000 of the party faithful at the Ohio Democratic Party's fall fundraising dinner that she walked out of the Kavanaugh proceedings at one point because they had become "a sham and a disgrace".
The two-vote margin of victory in the Senate made it the closest Supreme Court confirmation vote since 1881 - and by far the most contentious since Clarence Thomas in 1991.
He said the "tactics" of the opposition "were very helpful, to me, in unifying our side".
"It unleashed something inside me". She stated that she believes Ford was assaulted - but not by the man she remembers being Kavanaugh.
"The crowd in front of the US Supreme Court is tiny, looks like about 200 people (& most are onlookers) - that wouldn't even fill the first couple of rows of our Kansas Rally, or any of our Rallies for that matter!"
Trump noted that Kavanaugh's wife, Ashley, was in the East Room audience at the White House, along with his two daughters Liza and Margaret.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday praised his party's senators, who he said re-established the "presumption of innocence" in confirmation hearings. He emphatically denied the allegations.
"We go through these periods".
As protesters chanted "Shame!" and "November is coming!" police took several dozen demonstrators down the steps and put them in plastic flex-cuffs. "I mean - they've come to our homes, they've, you know, basically brushed up against members".
The Kavanaugh nomination fight has left many Americans feeling emotionally beaten up and also raised the stakes for the coming November 6 election which decides control of US Congress - the nation's legislative branch.
The clerks are Kim Jackson, who previously worked for Kavanaugh on the federal appeals court in Washington, Shannon Grammel, Megan Lacy and Sara Nommensen.
"You don't hand matches to an arsonist, and you don't give power to an angry left-wing mob. That's the only thing I remember, '" Trump said at the event, impersonating Ford. A majority of voters in these states have told our canvassers they support Judge Kavanaugh.
"It is a sad day, but the recourse will have to be on election day", Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar told reporters.
On Saturday, the Senate voted 50-48 in Kavanaugh's favor, with Sen.
"He's going to be a great Supreme Court justice - watch", he said.
Democrats have said that an FBI investigation into the allegations that Trump ordered was too limited in scope to be useful.
Democrats are pointing to the Republicans' handling of the Kavanaugh confirmation as one more reason to oppose the president who nominated him and mocked Ford.